Within the ice-capped mountains, the stone circle that he used to hear stories about as a child, probably still existed, but it’s power long gone. The Sindria elementals had closed the mountain path to Nede’s portal, which once opened into a paradise land until destroyed by violent storms, caused by the sudden withdrawal of ethereal energy, having a devastating ripple effect from Nede to earth's portal. A wasteland now covered by a blanket of frozen ruin where Karian came to try and cold-burn her soul from his own, and he would, if time permitted, continue to stand until the frost fully penetrated the warm flesh covering his heart.